Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Walking Tall - The Complete TV Series|
Actors: Bo Svenson, Walter Barnes, Harold Sylvester, Courtney Pledger, Jeff Lester
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Not to be confused with the popular movies of the same name, Walking Tall ? The Complete Series is a two-disc set containing seven episodes made for NBC television in 1981. Bo Svenson, who replaced Joe Don Baker as Sheriff... more »
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How many episodes are in the set???
G. Laughlin | Auburn, Alabama | 01/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I thought they produced 13 episodes but it appears only 7 episodes are in the set. My memory must not be serving me too well. I remember this show coming on NBC as a mid-season replacement (1980-81) on Saturday nights. The late Brandon Tartikoff talks about this series in his book The Last Great Ride and how he couldn't understand why it wasn't a success with the conservative tide sweeping the country on the heels of Reagan's election."
Forgotten part of the 'Walking Tall Saga'
Glen Jacobs | Texas | 03/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For me, Bo Svenson IS Buford Pusser. Of course Joe Don Baker played the role in the first (And many say the BEST) film.
But growing up in the late 70's and early 80's, it was Svenson's version that I saw the most. Svenson played the part on film, in Part II:Walking Tall, and Final Chapter:Walking Tall.
And in 1981, Svenson picked up the club again for this short lived TV show.
I was 12 when the show came out and I loved it. I had seen the 2nd and 1st film (in that order) and the story hooked me. I watched every show.(Which is not a big deal, since only 7 were made, but still.)
When I found out the DVD set of the show was coming out, I jumped at it. But I knew that what I loved at age 12 might seem silly now.
That is not the case. If you are a fan of the film series, and not a hardcore "Joe Don is Buford" fan, then you should enjoy this try at a TV show.
I don't think there is a 'clunker' in the set. Sure, some of the plots have been done before, and you may figure out the 'twists' early on, but they are great fun to watch.
Svenson makes a great Buford. Some say he looked more like him then Joe Don did.
The theme song stayed with me all these years, and it was a joy to hear it once again.
And some posters have already mentioned the great guest stars-here's one they missed: Chuck Conners. Though he doesn't go 'one on one' with Svenson's Buford, he is good in his role.
if you are a 'Walking Tall' fan, this is a must buy!"
B. Mitchell | 03/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Loved this series! I'm glad it was released on DVD. The writing was great for the time period and Bo Svensen did Buford Pusser justice. The Music was perfect for the show. Edd Kaleoff is a master. Enjoyed the title theme as well brilliantly sung by Brad Mercer. Will enjoy this DVD for years to come."
TV Tuner | USA | 03/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Actually I find this show more interesting and action packed than I originally remember after viewing the show 25 years ago.Its amazing this show made it to DVD,after its early cancellation and low ratings...I am thinking the recent Walking Tall movies (The Rock)have led the maker to seek some financial gain.And for me thats ok....glad to have this show on DVD and I hope everyone buys a copy.Its not the horrid disaster that it has been widely reported all these years."